Everyday People

My artwork captures the stories and likeness of black people through paper, using Daguerreotypes as my inspiration. In each layered portrait, my work communicates expressions of love, pride, and passion by focusing on vivid cut details that capture the subject's likeness.

I incorporated Adinkra symbols and patterns with gold leaf to the border to represent the pieces and parts that make them whom they are as people, allowing their identity and story to come full circle.

Layered paper cuts are framed in  11 x 14 and 8 x 10 handmade shadow boxes. Each paper cut has gold leaf and 3 layers of paper.

Photo Taken by Erick Patten Photography

Photo Taken by Erick Patten Photography

Photo Taken by Erick Patten Photography

Photo Taken by Erick Patten Photography

Photo Taken by Erick Patten Photography

Sisters, 2018

11 x 14

$800.00

Young Adult, 2018

14 x 11

$720.00

Couple, 2018

11 x 14

$800.00

Mother and Daughter, 2018

14 x 11

$800.00

Graduate, 2018

14 x 11

$700.00

Soror, 2018

11 x 14

$700.00

Brother, 2018

14 x 11

$700.00

Brothers, 2018

8 x 10

SOLD

Teacher, 2018

10 x 8

$425.00

Young Sisters, 2018

8 x 10 

SOLD

Solider, 2018

10 x 8

$425.00

Photo Taken by Erick Patten Photography